1. 3rd Fleet Commander Hosts Chinese Chief of General Staff

    Chief of the General Staff, People's Republic of China, Gen. Fang Fenghui arrived in San Diego May 13 for a scheduled two-day visit hosted by Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet (C3F) Vice Adm. Kenneth Floyd.

    Gen. Fang Fenghui tours the bridge of littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) May 13. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jesse L.Gonzalez)
  2. 7th Fleet, Royal Thai Navy Leaders Discuss Operations, Concerns

    Senior navy leaders from the U.S. 7th Fleet and Royal Thai Navy met for a professional exchange of ideas May 12 during the 7th Fleet flagship's visit.

    Leaders meet aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) May 12 in Sattahip. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Brannon Deugan)
  3. Harris Honored Twice For Contributions to National Security

    The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., was honored this week for his lifetime contributions to national security in two separate events that celebrate diversity and the accomplishments from those of different cultures.

    Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., left, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, stands with Lt.j.g. Jay Chen after Chen's introduction of Harris at the Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies (APAICS) 20th Annual Gala Awards Dinner, where he was awarded the organization's Lifetime Achievement Award. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Anthony Falvo)
  4. Pacific Fleet Commander Discusses Rebalance, Regional Threats

    Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, was a guest on Fox News' America's News HQ program May 10, where he discussed the latest threats in the Asia-Pacific region and addressed America's reblance, and the Navy's role in the whole-of-government effort.

    Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., appearing on Fox News, May 10 from New York.
  5. NMCB 1 Helps Build Better Future for Students in Cebu

    The Seabees, along with and soldiers from the Philippine Army, are building a two-classroom extension to a local school which will accommodate more students.

    A U.S. Navy Seabee and a Philippine Army soldier work together, May 1. (U.S. Navy/MCC Kim Martinez)
  6. 7th Fleet Ships Emphasize CUES Training

    Seventh Fleet ships and aircraft are training for the expected increase in the use of the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) to ensure quick and effective communication.

    An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Blue Hawks of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78 conducts flight operations aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) May 5 in the Yellow Sea. (U.S. Navy photo)
  7. USS Vandegrift to Depart San Diego for Deployment

    The guided-missile frigate is is scheduled to depart Naval Base San Diego May 9 for an independent deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility.

    USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) arrives at Naval Air Station North Island April 9 following the rescue of a family with a sick infant on a disabled sailboat approximately 1,300 miles south of San Diego. (U.S. Navy file photo/MC3 Corey T. Jones)
  8. USS Rentz to Decommission After 30 Years of Service

    The guided-missile frigate is scheduled to be decommissioned in a ceremony on Naval Base San Diego, May 9.

    USS Rentz (FFG 46) transits San Diego Bay in February as it returns from its final deployment. (U.S. Navy file photo/MC3 Katarzyna Kobiljak)
  9. USS City of Corpus Christi Returns to Pearl Harbor

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine returned home May 6 from a deployment to the Western Pacific region.

    Family and friends welcome home the crew of USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705). (U.S. Navy/MC1 Steven Khor)
  10. 23 Nations to Participate in World’s Largest Maritime Exercise

    The biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise takes place June 26 to Aug. 1 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and will include 47 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel.

    Ships participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise 2012 sail in formation in the waters around the Hawaiian islands. (U.S. Navy file photo)